I am going to buy everyone (except you PMPM) a seventh grade social studies book. Then you won’t have to “imagine” what life looks like without a social safety net (AKA welfare). Then you could read about US History post October 29, 1929, before the New Deal. You would read about 30 percent unemployment, soup lines that stretched for miles and shanty towns in Central Park, New York.
Also, does your elimination of “welfare” include shutting down our penal system, because that it where the largest share of “welfare” dollars is going? We are busy being penny wise and pound foolish. Example: treating a person with organic mental disorders in outpatient care…$3,300 per year. Locking said person up for commission of violent act…$27,000 per year. We currently incarcerate around 600 people per 100,000. That outpaces China, and leaves Japan in the dust with their meager 300 per 100,000.
I would also like to know, are you from some strange planet where people have babies for the $270 per month they stand to gain in cash assistance? Have you ever visited a public housing facility? Would you have children so you could move IN to one?
Look, I am not saying that personal responsibility doesn’t play a role, but don’t simultaneously suck the life out of the public school system and then tell people they should have known better. Also, there is no way it will ever “not be your problem.” Your problem will simply look different. Eliminate the social safety net and you will spend more time than you currently do dodging pan-handlers and more money than you currently do on home security.
I am available all day to knock the cobwebs out of your lazy little brains. Just let me know.
7th grade civics isn’t what I would use as a tool to educate people since it is mostly lies anyway.
That you look to it as a model of truth is sad in itself but that you would actually cite it to others with way more knowledge than you is downright fraudulent.[/quote]
First, you don’t know anyone with way more knowledge than me. Second, if seventh grade social study’s texts lie it is in the watering down of American history and painting it in a light most favorable to us.